Kimi Raikkonen does not expect his back to be of concern in Korea this weekend, although he admits that he won’t know for sure until he drives in FP1.
“I wouldn’t be here if I (wasn’t planning to race),” he said on Thursday. “It would be a bit pointless to come here if I wasn’t thinking I would race.
“But, obviously, tomorrow we’ll see. Right now it’s always difficult to say until we drive and try how it is. But I think it should be OK.”
“Once we try tomorrow, we’ll know more. Like I said in the last race, it’s not the first time, and I’m sure it’s not going to be the last time. It’s something that I’ve dealt with for a long, long time. Sometimes it gets bad and sometimes not so.”
When asked if he would have to address the problem in the winter, he said: “I’ve been OK every year I’ve been racing. Sometimes I have to deal with the pain, but every year you get older and you come up with more issues. I’m sure we can deal with those things.”